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Author Information: Glenway Wescott



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April 11, 1901- February 22, 1987

Glenway Wescott was born in Kewaskum, Wisconson in 1901 and lived in his later years in the rural part of western New Jersey. Though a Middle Westerner by birth, an expatriate in Germany and France for about thirteen years of his young manhood, a country-dweller by family connection and preference, he considers himself a typical New Yorker.

With the publication of The Apple of the Eye in 1924 he made his reputation as a novelist, and the critical judgements were confirmed by the appearance in 1927 of The Grandmothers, which received the Harper Prize Novel award. Apartment in Athens, published in 1945, was a Book-of-the-Month Club selection; his most recent book, published in 1962, was a volume of rememberance and criticisms entitled Images of Truth.

A member of the Authors' League of America, he was on its Copyright Committee. Off and on he was on the National Commission for UNESCO. He was elected to the National Institute of Arts and Letters in 1947 and was its president from 1959-1962. In 1965 he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters.





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